Monday, 6 August 2018

Thank You

Hello crafters!  We are doing a little letter pressing for today's offering.  I started with a piece of wisteria card and the Infinity Loops embossing folder.  I inked the folder with Gentle Lavender Chalk Cloud ink with a smoothie.  I then placed my card into the folder and ran it through the machine to transfer the ink.  I cut the letter pressed background in a diagonal across the centre.  I matted both the pieces with a black mat on the inner edge then attached it to another piece of wisteria card, leaving a wide open band in the centre.  I cut two of the Floral Melody in white and in black.  I shadowed them then added the matching flowers cut out of Iris card behind,  I attached them along the diagonal areas of the upper and lower sides.  I cut the Thank You Mini Expression die twice out of Iris card and glued it in the centre.White, wisteria and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8 1/2" in size.  All for now, Sue x






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81 comments:

Clai01 said...

Lovely card and technique Sue x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is gorgeous, love the soft lilac/purple shades. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a pretty card.
Take care Kitty.

Diane Broad said...

Hi sue,

Lovely pretty card today loving the colour as well, and the melody die.

Di Di from broadstairs Kent.

Jan.moogie said...

Wow stunning card today Sue and love the letter pressing. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous card today, lovely colours dies, and very pretty, I really love the letter pressing you do, you always inspire me every day with your talent your an amazing lady.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a lovely day all
Love
Hunnymummy54 from MK
xxx

DeCor said...

Amazing how distinctive the embossing shows up. Gorgeous effect. Like the diagonal in centre really helps to show off the other parts of the card.

Debra K. said...

Really pretty card this morning! Love the letter pressing done with white ink :). Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

Great card and really love the letter press x

Jacqui O A said...

Lovely card Sue.

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely card Sue, nice colours
Annette x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Beautiful card this morning , the effect from the letter pressing is lovely. The Floral Melody die works beautifully with the back ground and the soft colours.
Crafty hugs and well wishes to all... Wendy

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. Love the letter pressing, the colours and brilliant placement of the floral melody.
B xx

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I really must try letter pressing again, my first attempt went so laughably wrong but that was when I was a folder virgin and hadn't a clue which side was which lol so you've made me think about trying it again (it's just card and ink) right ?
I always look forward to the card of the day and as always I'm not disappointed it's beautiful Sue.
Have a good day xxx

Jan Sayer said...

That’s so beautiful.
Jan
Northampton

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card in a very pretty colour. The letterpress background looks stunning and as I have just received the Floral Melody Corner die for my birthday I can now have a go at this design myself-thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

hollyberry said...

Gorgeous card today, beautiful colours.

Marion Scott said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the letterpress technique and the colours you have chosen for this card.

Marion S x

hazel young said...

Wonderful card Sue x xhazel

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes wow that letterpress technique on this embossing folder looks brilliant, I am definitely going to have a play at the some time soon. Gorgeous sample.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Chris Curry said...

I love this card, the sentiment, the gentle colours, and the lovely background. I must remember to try letter pressing today. Very inspiring Sue, thank you. Have a good day.xxx

CraftyCoffey said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, so pretty.

Michele

Donita Naylor said...

Let me see if I understand.. You put the darker color ink on the side of the embossing folder that has recessed loops and protruding spaces in between. So the spaces in between got the darker ink, and the recessed loops didn't get any ink. Then when you embossed it, the loops were squished into their shapes without touching ink, so they come out raised and a lighter color, and the spaces in between came out recessed and darker because of the ink.

It was hard for me to figure out because I wasn't sure whether the gen lavender chalk cloud was lighter or darker than the wisteria card until you said the diagonal middle was in wisteria.

I'm guessing that you backed the big floral melody flowers in Iris before you added the black shadow. Otherwise there would be black shadow inside the big flowers like there are inside the little ones.

I've never tried letterpressing, but I think I'm getting it. Unless you can tell that I don't. Then would somebody please correct me.

Keep cool, everyone in the northern hemisphere.

Best,
Donita

dj from kettering said...



What a lovely card. this is one of my
favourite folders, so useful. As some
of the others have said, I've not done
letter pressing for some time, must try
again,


Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is just beautiful and the letter pressing technique is so clever. Love the colours and the embossing folder is so useful for all sorts of cards. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

karenlotty said...

Beautiful card I have this folder which I haven’t really used and the Mini Expression So I will definitely give this a go with different flowers

Anne said...

Beautiful, clean looking card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Marie.P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
A gorgeous card again Sue. I love the colours and the design is fantastic. I still don't fully understand letter pressing but I hope the penny will drop one day.
Have a good Monday.
Marie P.

June Horrocks said...

What s beautiful card sue the letter pressing is beautiful it didn’t work for me like yours unfortunately but I’m going to have another go thank you love always
June Horrocks xxxxx

lydia jordan said...

Sue,
Pretty card, love the colours.
Lydia
X

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Such a pretty card this morning! The letter pressing tecnique always looks so beautiful!
Hugs x
Heather T

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Love the colour scheme here and the dies you've used and with a change of sentiment it would make a great birthday card too...

Donita - yes, you've got it!...the only thing to remember is to use a chalky or pigment ink on the folder - using a water-based inkpad won't work, the ink beads up on the plastic folder and gives a very patchy result...good luck...

Izzy

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. I really like this card. And like some of our other Wilsonettes I haven't tried letter pressing yet. Firstly I am not sure what ink to use. And secondly I am a little scared in case I mess up my folders. Sue do you have a tutorial on this technique.....it would be nice to see how it's done and which inks to use. It's a beautiful card Sue and again an all occasion card. Thank you Sue. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Suemac said...

Beautiful

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow - simply gorgeous! Away for the rest of the week so will look back in on the weekend.
Doreen R

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
I really like the infinity loops embossing folder, next on my needs list. The dies are lovely, love the colours you have used too. A really beautiful card.
Hugs
Muriel x

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x I definitely need more practice at letterpressing as it never looks as good as yours x I love the wisteria it is such a lovely colour x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

BenteS said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the beautiful Floral Melody die :))
Great technique for the background.

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card the letter pressing looks fabulous I must give it a go

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rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

that´s a gorgeous card. Love the colours very much.

Rolf xxx

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

Tressa said...

I like the design and the technique. This has made me think of doing something similar with more masculine colours for my brother's birthday card this week so thanks for that.

Teresa

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
This is a delightful card. The letterpressing is so effective, and the layout is brilliant.
Hugs, Rose

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card today with your letter pressing. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Sue
Beautiful card this morning, just love the letter pressed background, it looks so pretty using the Infinity Loops
Embossing folder. Must try this technique again!!!
I love the colours you have used.
Lesley S x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. So very pretty and femine. My favourite colours and I love it.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely card. love Jean Z xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing card! Love the Infinity Loops EF and the lavender colour you used makes the card so sweet!!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Love the letterpress technique but only ever tried it once - it was not successful. Mind you it was a good few years ago so maybe it’s worth a revisit.
This is a beautiful card Sue - colours are lovely x
Donita I think you’ve got it x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Karen M said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card,must have a go at letter pressing & try to make a card as lovely as this one.
Best wishes
Karen M

jean.phillips1 said...

Afternoon Sue, beautiful card, love the letter pressing, I have a pile done from the last time you used this technique but not used them yet, must get them out! Love Jean xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Such a pretty card today and doesn't the letter pressing technique really hi-light the beautiful pattern of the embossing folder!

Lisbeth

Sue MacFall said...

Such a pretty colourway and the embossing looks so good. Thank you, Sue

Scottydog said...

Love the effect you have achieved using the letter Press technique, it has really made the pattern stand out from the card. Thank you Sue.

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Thank you. Have been doing some letter press recently.

Wendy from Scotland said...

HI sue, Lovely fresh card the colours are beautiful. Love the diagonal in the middle
Love Wendy x

Pawprintx4 said...

A wonderful card using one of my favorite embossing folder too. I need to try letter pressing with it as you have shown it beautifully.
I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the week,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous design and card Sue

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely card. What a great twist on a chunnel card, very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

ursula said...

Very very pretty, love the colours...def one I will try making, thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

Nana on the Hill said...

What a lovely card, gorgeous colours and love the shadowing x

gwen70 said...

Gorgeous card

Suzzette Yandle said...

Beautiful. The shadowing really makes things "pop".

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and I love the infinity loops EF.. Thanks to Izzy for explaining about the right sort of ink to use when letter pressing now I know why it didn’t work for me

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Will have to give letter pressing a try

Kate's Cards said...

Love the card and the colour is fab! Xxx

sued99 said...

A really stunning card. X

Heather Rogers said...

Hello Sue

Better late than never!

Lovely card I like these diagonal ones a bit different to the norm, very nice indeed.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Love the dies, design and colours

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card with one of my favourite colours. Love the letter pressed folder, it really does stand out and using a diagonal cut makes it that bit more special than a straight horizontal cut. Excellent job well done.

Frances

Fluffycat said...

Sorry, I meant to add thank *you* :-)

Frances

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I adore the letterpress technique, and this looks gorgeous, I love this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, sorry I missed commenting yesterday but a stomach 'problem'definitely took presidence. What a beautiful card. I haven't tried your letterpree technique but your background looks super, so Must give it a trial run.
I like the colours you've used. All in all, a really exquisite card. Hugs xx Pauline

CraftyJo said...

Love this :)

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card sue. Love the colours and the letter pressing technique. It's great .Laura O Springfield

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue
I’m late again I know but love the Monday card I have not tried the letter press technique
I know I know but I forget about all the different skills you teach us
That embossing folder is lush too
I hope you are well
Take care folks
Theresa G

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. The letter pressed background is lovely xx

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card, never done letter pressing. Need to get the right
inks. Like the EF as well
hugs Maria x

Judy Hollers said...

A lovely card in my favorite colors! The floral die is beautiful with your card design. xx Judy Hollers

Jackie Durrant said...

Such a beautiful colour Sue and the floral die cut is so pretty. Love from Jackie xx